About Us

Welcome to Le Pas De Danse Studio! 

We aim to create an encouraging community and welcoming space for students of all ages to study

Physical Arts and Dance!

We Host The Festival of Life Fest (Registration Page for more details) And Reco Kinetix/Rescue 7 First Aid!

We are Acrobatic Arts certified and currently certifying in ADTA (Acro Dance Teachers Assoc) and Once Upon a Ballet certified. We have a Staff of 5 Qualified and Experienced Teachers (See Bios Below). 

 We Look forward to expanding in Northern Manitoba, providing Artistic Training to Other Communities as well! 

 

Dance Seasons run from September to May, and conclude with a year end show!

We offer arts camps and workshops for all ages and experience levels.

We are located at 330 Edwards Ave in Westminster United (back entrance in the South West Side), in The Pas, Manitoba. 

 

Instructors

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Ms. Patty-Jean (PJ)

Patty-Jean St Hilaire has a background in dance, music and theatre spans over 30 years, with over 20 years of teaching experience in the Arts. Professionally trained at Winnipeg’s School of Contemporary Dancers (UofW), some of her training includes; RWB’s Summer Teacher's Courses, Granville Ferry Summer Professional Dance Program, Instructor accreditation in Acrobatic Arts, Alixa Flexibility teacher training, and Kindermusik accreditation. Patty-Jean is founder and creator of the early childhood music and movement program, MusiqueMoves. Several of Patty-Jean’s former students have gone on to University dance programs, becoming dance professionals and teachers themselves. Her passion for a process versus performance environment is evident; she believes that, “In some capacity everyone is an artist, a dancer, a creator.”

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Madame Guilmaine

Anne Guilmaine comes with a rich, life-long history in professional gymnastics, specializing in tumbling. She has coached and competed at a National level, with 26 years of experience coaching, and over 20 years of teaching in schools. Anne has done clinics with Gymnastics Quebec and Gymnastics Canada. She holds several provincial coach titles in Quebec, BC and Manitoba, is NCCP Certified, and attained her Phys. Ed. Degree in Montreal. Anne’s passion for tumbling is evident and four of her former students have gone on to be Pro Athletic Performers, in Cirque du Soleil and Disney on Ice.

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Ms. Selah

Selah St Hilaire has been teaching and assisting in dance classes for 7+ years and has been studying dance for over 14 years. She has received several dance festival awards. In 2016 Selah was chosen for the RWB’s Manitoba Professional Division’s Summer School (with tuition award). She’s attended additional intensives including RWB’s regular intensives, Magic N’ Motion Acro Intensive, Marquise summer dance intensive, Masterworks Studio, Aurora Dance Academy Intensives with Diego Arvelo and Richard Elszy, and the Wade Dance Intensive.

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Ms. Vanessa

Introducing Vanessa Rosenkranz, a new exciting member to the team, who will be teaching Acro dance for adults and teens this year. She loves to share what she knows and bring out your best in training.
Vanessa comes to us with a diverse background- 8 years of gymnastics with the Dauphin Gymnastics Club, with two years of coaching, 8 years of Capoeira, and 2 years of competitive Muay Thai. She has one amateur fight win under her belt. She also cross-trains with running and yoga. Vanessa has a MSc in Environmental and Life Biology and has taught 2 years at UCN FABS department, including environmental science and microbiology. She enjoys teaching capoeira, to children and adults alike, as it is a rich and vibrant martial art that incorporates acrobatics, dance, music, and intense physical training. Vanessa’s dance philosophy is that intentional and intuitive actions reveal a secret universe.

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Ms. Kayla

This year we are thrilled to have Ms. Kayla Wyonzek join our teaching team. She will be teaching all  the Urban Rhythms classes, 5yrs-Adult! Kayla has been a devout Dance Mom for the past few years - and although she may be a new face at the front of the class, she is no stranger to dance. Kayla started at the young of 2 years old. She began her dance journey in Ballet, at 5 years old she added Ukrainian Dance, and that grew into multiple disciplines including jazz, hip hop, lyrical/modern/contemporary and tap. Kayla started competing at age 6 and danced competitively until age 19. Her dance passions are Ukrainian, Hip Hop, Jazz and Lyrical! One of Kayla's treasured motto is that, "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!".

 
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